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EP 0973580 A1 2000-01-26 - VOICE ACTIVATED LOCOMOTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE

Title (en)

VOICE ACTIVATED LOCOMOTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE

Title (de)

SPRACHAKTIVIERTES LOKOMOTORISCHES GERÄT UND VERFAHREN ZU DESSEN GEBRAUCH

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF LOCOMOTEUR A COMMANDE VOCALE ET SON PROCEDE D'UTILISATION

Publication

EP 0973580 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98915177 A

Priority

  • US 9806083 W
  • US 82491797 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9842405A1] A method and device which will enable patients with spinal cord injury to perform a variety of complex motor functions independently (walking, sitting up or down, standing up, climbing stairs, pedaling a tricycle, exercises, etc.), by an implantable programmable device (1) which provides a coordinated stimulation to the nerve roots of the cauda equina (44). The patient will be able to activate the required function by verbally commanding the device. The command is recognized by a pre-tracheal sensor (4) which relays voice vibration to the main device either wirelessly (5) or via a wire connecting the sensor to the device under the skin (7). An external programmer (24) which communicates with the main device by a transmit-receive circuit (26) is also provided to change the parameters of already installed data, if needed.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61N 1/36

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61N 1/36 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61N 1/36003 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE CH DE FR GB LI SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9842405 A1 19981001; AU 6942498 A 19981020; EP 0973580 A1 20000126; EP 0973580 A4 20030212; JP 2001518828 A 20011016; US 5843142 A 19981201

INPADOC legal status


2005-10-05 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20050330

2003-09-03 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20030718

2003-02-12 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20021230

2000-01-26 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19991020

2000-01-26 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): BE CH DE FR GB LI SE